In keeping with its mission, the Bureau of Justice Statistics collects, analyzes, publishes, and disseminates information on crime and criminal justice. Their website offers data collections and reports by topic.
This resource includes both publicly available and non-publicly available datasets on public policy and social science research. NOTE: Access to datasets requires a free user-specific login. To log in using your existing account or to create a new account, click on "MyData Login/Create Account" from the ICPSR page.
SACs exists in all 50 States, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and the Northern Mariana Islands. They collect and analyze criminal justice data at the State level. The Justice Research and Statistical Association is a nonprofit organization made up of all SACs.
Located on the Sub-terrace level of the Ward building, the SPA Lab offers technological expertise specializing in research relevant for political science and public affairs. There are 35 computers available in the lab.